R6044/4 Badge

Rectangular red pin badge made of padded plastic featuring Agostinho Neto

Badge (Museum Accession Number R6044/4)

This pin badge features Agostinho Neto. Neto was the first president of Angola following the end of the Angolan War of Independence and the signing of the Alvor Agreement in 1975. It formerly belonged to Charles Makhuya. In the 1970s Charles was a guerrilla / freedom fighter with the Zimbabwe People’s Revolutionary Army (ZIPRA), the armed wing of the Zimbabwe African People’s Union (ZAPU). Collected as part of the Fashioning Africa project.

Creator: unknown

Place: Angola, Southern Africa, Africa

Date: 1970s